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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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What can cause stomach bleeding?

What can cause stomach bleeding?

Gastritis or ulcer: Gastric bleeding can be caused by a number of conditions and is very serious. The bleeding may be manifested by vomiting blood or by having black tarry stools or bloody diarrhea. The most common causes are gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastric or esophageal varices or a tear at the ge junction caused from vomiting. It should be promptly evaluated by UGI endoscopy. ...Read more

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What does stomach bleeding suggest?

What does stomach bleeding suggest?

Several possibilitie: Commonly stomach bleeding can come from ulcers, drugs that are abrasive to the lining of the stomach, excessive alcohol consumption or cancerous or non cancerous tumors. It's very important to have any symptoms of bleeding from the stomach to your physician right away. ...Read more

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What is the workup for stomach bleeding?

What is the workup for stomach bleeding?

Gastrotenterology: Usually would see a gastroenterology specialist and have an upper GI endoscopy procedure to look in your stomach and do a biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stomach bleeding?

What are the symptoms of stomach bleeding?

Gastric bleeding: Nausea, vomiting dark substance, abdominal pain, anemia, weakness and fatigue. The symptoms depend on the amount of bleed. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of stomach bleeding?

What are the common causes of stomach bleeding?

Iatrogenic gastritis: Medications such as asa or ibuprofin are probably the commonest causes, but many others have been implicated. Then there are the peptic ulcer problems and h. Pylori-associated conditions. In drinkers, you have to consider bleeding varices in the stomach and/or esophagus. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have internal stomach bleeding?

How can I tell if I have internal stomach bleeding?

Darkened stool: Medication, alcohol, infection, stress, certain food can all cause irritation of the stomach lining. If the bleeding is minor/slow - you may not have much symptoms at all. Patients with ulcers frequently report sharp and severe upper abdominal pain and dark stool (can be bright red if bleeding significantly). Stool check, contrast radiography, or endoscopic exam are helpful for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What. will happen if stomach bleeding is not treated?

What. will happen if stomach bleeding is not treated?

Can be fatal: Stomach bleeding can be fatal if not treated depending on severity, location, etc. It can also be treated depending again on a number or factors and of course rapid medical care. ...Read more

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In the instructions of the medicine it said that it can cause stomach bleeding when there is overdose. Should i still take?

In the instructions of the medicine it said that it can cause stomach bleeding when there is overdose. Should i still take?

You can take the: Medication if it was prescribed for you - just don't take an overdose. An overdose is when you take more the correct amount of a medication. That can often make one ill. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more